(Denver, Colorado) – December 29, 2011 - To support growing demand for its core firefighting technology, PyroLance LLC has hired Jim Weigle as Senior VP Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Weigle will head up sales and lead the expansion of the company’s domestic and international distribution network.
“We’re excited to bring someone of Jim’s caliber to our organization,” said Kevin Spencer, CEO and Founder of PyroLance. “Jim brings a lifetime of firefighting knowledge to our customer base and a keen understanding of the unique challenges of firefighting in the 21st Century.”
Since joining the fire department as a junior member as a teenager, Jim Weigle has spent more than 45 years in the industry as firefighter, consultant and executive. Prior to joining PyroLance, Weigle led business development and international sales with FoamPro and served as a founding partner and VP of Marketing for Classic Fire. Jim previously led international efforts at E-One as Vice President of International Sales. He holds an AS degree in Fire Protection Technology from Oklahoma State University, a BS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Florida.
Weigle will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts as PyroLance moves to grow its product portfolio and rapidly expand its domestic and international client base. “We are thrilled to have Jim’s valuable international expertise,” said Bill Ballantyne, President and COO at PyroLance.
PyroLance LLC is the maker of a revolutionary new technology that uses ultra-high pressure to pierce through walls, roofs and ceilings, then quickly attack fires at their source. PyroLance is easy and affordable to install on any fire apparatus, requires only about 10% of the water of traditional fire lines and protects fire crews against backdrafts and high-risk rooftop ventilation.